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  • 22 Jun 2017
    Cameroon's goalkeeper Joseph Ondoa misses a penalty shoot during the 2017 Confederations Cup group B football ...

    Australia, Cameroon draw at Confederations Cup

    Australia captain Mark Milligan converted a second-half penalty to salvage a 1-1 draw against Cameroon at the Confederations Cup in Saint Petersburg on Thursday. Cameroon midfielder Andre-Frank Zam...

  • This photo taken on June 18, 2017 shows Shanghai SIPG's Oscar (L) kicking the ball at a ...

    Oscar gets eight-game ban over China brawl

    Brazil's Oscar was banned for eight games Thursday for triggering a mass brawl in the Chinese Super League between his Shanghai SIPG side and opponents Guangzhou R&F. After the former Chelsea m...

  • 21 Jun 2017
    Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2017 Confederations Cup group ...

    Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down Russia at Confed Cup

    Cristiano Ronaldo brushed off the tax storm clouding his Real Madrid future by scoring the only goal of the game as Portugal beat hosts Russia 1-0 at the Confederations Cup on Wednesday. The 32-yea...

  • A FIFA logo seen near the headquarter home of FIFA. PHOTO/Credits

    FIFA probe Uganda FA chief over illegal ticket sales

    The head of Uganda's football association Moses Magogo said Tuesday he was under investigation by FIFA over his alleged involvement in the illegal sale of 2014 World Cup tickets. According to a let...

  • None of the prisoners played rugby before coming to prison, but some say they see ...

    Argentina’s murderers and robbers try rugby for redemption

    They were jailed for murder, armed robbery and other violent crimes. But the inmates of a maximum security prison in Argentina are now seeking redemption through the rough and tumble of rugby. When...

  • Bett Kipyegon celebrates wining 800m men finals during their World Under 20 championships trials held at ...

    Kenya faces change of guard in London trials

    Kenya's reigning athletics world champions face a tough challenge from a crop of young runners as the country prepares to choose the team to defend their title in London. Athletes will gather in Na...

  • Germany's coach Joachim Loew gestures as he speaks with Germany's midfielder Emre Can during the 2017 ...

    Germany, Chile up for titanic Confed Cup clash

    Germany and Chile clash for control of Group B at the Confederations Cup on Thursday with die Mannschaft's head coach Joachim Loew talking up the south American champions. "They have shown in the p...

  • Manchester United's French midfielder Paul Pogba returned to United in a deal worth more than $111 ...

    FIFA clear Man Utd, target Juve over Pogba deal

    FIFA have cleared Manchester United but opened disciplinary proceedings against Juventus over Paul Pogba's world record transfer, football's governing body announced on Wednesday. The France midfie...

  • Embattled Uber CEO Kalanick steps down

    Embattled Uber CEO Kalanick steps down

    Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick has stepped down from his job after a shareholder revolt made it untenable for him to stay, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. Kalanick had already been ...

  • RB Leipzig will be allowed to play in the Champions League despite having the same ...

    Red Bull duo Leipzig, Salzburg admitted into Champions League

    German outfit RB Leipzig and Austrian champions Salzburg, both owned by energy drinks giant Red Bull, will be allowed to play in next season's Champions League, UEFA confirmed on Tuesday. The possi...

  • This file photo taken on May 3, 2017 at Balaidos stadium in Vigo shows Manchester United's Portuguese ...

    Man Utd boss Mourinho refutes tax fraud accusations

    Jose Mourinho's advisers have hit back at accusations that the Manchester United manager failed to pay millions of euros in taxes to the Spanish authorities during his time in charge of Real Madrid. ...

  • 20 Jun 2017
    (FILES) This file photo taken on May 24, 2017 at the Friends Arena in Solna outside Stockholm ...

    Man Utd boss Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was on Tuesday accused by Spanish authorities of failing to pay 3.3 million euros ($3.7m, £2.9m) in taxes during his time in charge of Real Madrid. The 54-y...

  • Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the 2017 Confederations Cup group A football match between Portugal ...

    Troubled Ronaldo gets Madrid court date

    Cristiano Ronaldo's woes deepened Tuesday when the star striker who reportedly wants to quit Real Madrid was summoned to appear before a judge investigating tax fraud. Ronaldo, 32, said to have vow...

  • British and Irish Lions player Liam Williams (C) makes a break during the rugby union ...

    Lions maul Chiefs, fire warning to All Blacks

    The British and Irish Lions warned they're "not here for second place" as they set up this weekend's first Test against the All Blacks with a thumping 34-6 win over the Waikato Chiefs on Tuesday. J...

  • French coach Olivier Perrin (L) speaks to players during a training at the Generation Foot ...

    Inside Senegal’s Premier League incubator

    Long before Sadio Mane and Diafra Sakho battled for Premier League supremacy, the two footballers made their mark at a Senegalese club increasingly recognised as a west African pipeline to the top of ...

  • Kevin Durant is set to make a new contract deal and stay with the Golden ...

    Durant to stay with Warriors but West joins Clippers

    Kevin Durant is set to make a new contract deal and stay with the Golden State Warriors, but the new NBA champions did lose a legendary player on Monday. Multiple reports said Durant, the Most Valu...

  • Australia's coach Ange Postecoglou said of their first match against Germany,

    Socceroos boss glum after Germany defeat

    Australia head coach Ange Postecoglou cut a disappointed figure after their 3-2 opening Confederations Cup defeat to Germany, but expects the Socceroos to bounce back against Cameroon on Thursday. ...

  • A man walks past republican posters referring to Brexit in West Belfast, Northern Ireland, Feb. 28, 2017.

    UK economy faces slowdown on political turmoil, Brexit: CBI

    Britain's economy will slow in the coming years, the CBI business lobby warned Tuesday, blaming domestic political turmoil -- and the impact of Brexit one day after EU divorce talks began. The econ...

  • Ex-Barclays CEO charged with fraud over Qatar funding 

    Ex-Barclays CEO charged with fraud over Qatar funding 

    Britain's Serious Fraud Office said Tuesday it had charged Barclays bank and four former managers, including a chief executive, with "conspiracy to commit fraud" linked to emergency fundraising from Q...

  • 19 Jun 2017
    Police officers attend to the scene after a vehicle collided with pedestrians near a mosque

    One dead as van rams pedestrians near London mosque

    A van ploughed into pedestrians near a London mosque in early Monday, killing one man and injuring eight other people in what Prime Minister Theresa May said was "a potential terrorist attack". The...

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